The World Wide Web is a massive and ever-expanding universe of information sites all fighting for supremacy by trying to attract as many visitors as possible. But with so many wonderful websites to look at, which are the top 10 most popular websites? We break it down with some surprising results.
Of course, those Googlers at their Googleplex have been busy over the past decade, founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin creating the worlds most popular website by creating a tool to organise the gulf of information on the world wide web which quickly became the number 1 search tool and market leader in everything web…
The most worlds most popular social networking site makes it to number 2 of the worlds most popular websites, the brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg and pals. The site has had more than its fair share of controversy since its inception, from privacy cases to even the origins of the idea of Facebook. Needless to say the site has ever grown in popularity with over 750 million users to-date…and growing
3. YouTube – Broadcast yourself
YouTube’s simple broadcast yourself approach to video blogging makes it to 3rd in our list of the worlds most popular websites. Created by formar paypal employees and later snapped up by Google for US$1.65 billion in 2006, it was almost inevitable that YouTube became one of the worlds most powerful internet tools.
As one of the first major names in big brand internet search, Yahoo endured a huge battle for search engine supremacy from the mid-nineties. At the turn of the millenium, Yahoo was flying high as perhaps THE major brand and the go-to site for almost every web user having fought with Google and Microsoft. After a brief struggle, Yahoo managed to stay on its feet through partnerships with companies like BT and the Kelkoo shopping comparison site which it aquired in 2004.
The leading Chinese language search engine, provides “simple and reliable” search exp… Moreerience, strong in Chinese language and multi-media content including MP3 music and movies, the first to offer WAP and PDA-based mobile search in China. With so many people to use it, its no wonder China has an ever larger presence in the most popular websites in the world.
Love it or hate it Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia built collaboratively using wiki software has become the most comprehensive user populated resource tool in our most popular websites. Almost anyone can contribute to its content with currently 90,000 users submitting new content all the time.
Google 3rd entry in the top 10 most popular websites come via its free blogging service. anyone can created their own branded blog- even you! with blogspot’s simple user interface and industry leading templates.
Microsoft’s web portal is next on the list, its only entry in the top 10 popular websites. Live.com contains one of the world wide web’s most powerful search engines and an ever present influence in the e-mail world through its popular Hotmail service.
Whatever you need to share with the world, why not just say it in 140 characters or less. That’s Twitter’s philosophy and has quickly managed to squeeze its way into the Top 10 most popular sites. Addictive and simple it’s downright obvious that Twitter would be a huge success in Web 2.0.
China’s largest and most used Internet service portal owned by Tencent, Inc founded in Nov… Moreember, 1998. Presently, Tencent is aiming its operations at the strategic goal of providing users with a “one-stop online life service”. Tencent’s Internet platforms QQ, QQ.com, QQ Games, and PaiPai.com have brought together China’s largest Internet community. Tencent’s communications and information-sharing services include QQ.com, QQ Instant Messenger, QQ Mail, and search engine SOSO. Linked up with heavily used features such as forums, chat rooms, and QQ Groups, Tencent’s Qzone has grown into China’s largest personal Internet space.